Elevate Yourself to Increase the Distance You Can High-Stick

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Most of the time when your fly fishing for trout, the last thing you want to do is elevate yourself. In most scenarios, that will usually do more harm than good, by increasing the chances of trout spotting you and spooking. Notice I said "most...

Can Anglers and Trout Have Mutual Admiration for Each Other?

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WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH? This photograph reminds me of the blissful feeling I'm overcome with, just before I release a big beautiful trout back into the wild. There's something very special about the last few seconds that an angler spends...

Downstream Presentation Video

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Sometimes your best presentation to a fish is directly downstream. Often, it's just a matter of position. Maybe the water is too heavy to wade across or there's no room for a clean cast from the far bank. Other times a downstream presentation is the only...

Angler Attitude Can Increase Success During Tough Fishing Conditions

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I'm grateful to have a full-time fishing partner that isn't afraid to step it up when the going gets tough. Louis Cahill is the epitome of this, he's an angler that's willing to do whatever's necessary to put fish in the net, even when catching fish...

Hook Sets Are Free

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By Justin Pickett A FLUFFY, WHITE INDICATOR IS DRIFTING MERRILY ALONG THE CURRENT WHEN SUDDENLY IT IS YANKED FROM SITE, ONLY TO EMERGE A SECOND LATER TO CONTINUE ITS VOYAGE DOWNSTREAM BEFORE BEING LIFTED FROM THE WATER’S SURFACE. Surprised, I look back at my buddy. “What...